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Date: 04-04-92 (11:42)             Number: 141
From: RICHARD VANNOY               Refer#: NONE
  To: JADE APISUKH                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: timer                          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
JA>Hi guys, I'm looking for some really small code so I can time the
JA>execution of one of my programs.  I know I could do a TIME$ - TIME$ type
JA>thing, but if it overlaps at the minute or such, problems could arise.
JA>Is there anyway to time on of my programs very accurately, like down to
JA>the millisecond, or at least the second?

starting& = TIMER
'Put your code here
ending& = TIMER
PRINT "Time:"; ending& - starting&

TIMER returns the number of seconds since midnight, so this
would be good to one second.
If you have something that takes just milliseconds, do it
several hundred times, then divide the time by the number
of loops.

starting& = TIMER
FOR i = 1 to 1000
   x = rnd
ending& = TIMER
PRINT "Time:"; ending& - starting&
then just divide by 1000.

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